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Old 09-18-2008, 01:52 AM   #1
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I never got the hang of sharpening knives on a sharpening stone... never turned out like it does from the factory... so i have switched to utility blades, use them, brake them.. throw um out, i have 100 of them... no big deal...

however, i would like to have a nice folder... how long, i don't know what is legal in NYS, is there a limit?

how do you sharpen your knives?

Do these work at all?


thanks for the help,
erick

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Old 09-18-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about over there but most places the switchblade can't be any longer than the width of the palm of your hand
as for sharpening my knives i use a water sharpening stone
water stones are nice because they don't require any lubricant just water and they tend to be better for you knives
you can pick one up for about ~$70
and don't forget about the 90-45-30 degrees rule when sharpening

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probably why they turn out like poo...

what is this rule?

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probably why they turn out like poo...

what is this rule?
what turned out like poo?

oh its just a rule that i like to keep in mind
so when you sharpen you blade
first you place the blade at a 90 degree angle to the stone
then 45 degrees
and finally 30 degrees
and they you start sharpening keeping it at a constant 30 degrees
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Spyderco Sharpmaker my friend, google it.

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glockfire is right they are a good sharpener

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I've been using a Smiths Standard kit for years to sharpen knives and it works quick and easy .

They sell for under $30 here

http://www.dowdlesports.com/catalog/knives/knife_sharpening.htm

I picked up mine at a Mart store for about that many years ago but I haven't seen them in years in Wall or K Mart .

They have a guide to make sure you keep the blade at the correct angle while sharpening a knife .

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That Accusharp thin g in the photo is bad news!
Yes, it will make a knife pretty sharp but it will never get it REALLY sharp and it removes quite a lot of metal each time it is used.
Have one for the cheap knife you use for really rough work if you must, but never use it on a good knife.

I like diamond stones, also used with water.
They cut good and never develop a dish in them.

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i had a bad feeling about the accusharp... prolly why i only used them in the stores, never bought one.. never made it real sharp...

the 30, 45, 90, do you sharpen it at 90, or is this just mental to get you at the right 30* angle?

i never knew how to use the stone we have... im guesing it's decent..?

"ceramic whet stone, medium grit, MADE IN THE USA"

do you go back and forth or only one way when sharpening?

edit; after seeing youtube videos of them going forward and backward on the stone, i tried it... it did sharpen the blade, but it is no razor blade... my little box cutter iwill cut through a folder easily, and with the blade i sharpened, it needs effort..

am i trying to sharpen a knife to a point non existent... are your blades as sharp as a fresh utility blade after you sharpen them, or do i just need a lot more practice?

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That Accusharp thin g in the photo is bad news!
Yes, it will make a knife pretty sharp but it will never get it REALLY sharp and it removes quite a lot of metal each time it is used.
Have one for the cheap knife you use for really rough work if you must, but never use it on a good knife.

I like diamond stones, also used with water.
They cut good and never develop a dish in them.
I totally agree. The only thing I use those sharpeners for is my cheap Wal-Mart special fish filleting knives. If I get a season out of my cheap $5 Wal-Mart knife, I'm happy. I also try to fish every weekend.
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